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    World Catholic Church: Pope Francis Involved In Accident, Suffers Minor Injuries [SEE PHOTOS]

    Head of the Catholic churhc, Pope Francis suffered an automobile accident during a Sunday procession through the Colombian city of Cartegana on Sunday. He was left with a blackened eye a blood splattered all over his white gown The 80-year-old collided with the glass frame of the vehicle when...
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    World Why The Pope Must Apologise To Us - Canadian Prime Minister

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a request for Pope Francis to say sorry for the role of the Catholic Church in a Canadian school system where indigenous children were abused. The PM met the pontiff at the Vatican on Monday as part of his trip to Italy for the G7 summit. The...
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    World I May Die Before 2019 – Pope Francis

    Pope Francis has told young people they are the future even if he may be not around to see it. The octogenarian pontiff talked about his mortality during a vigil at St. Mary Major basilica for the next World Youth Day (WYD) wherein he called on the youth to rally enthusiasm for the occasion. He...
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    World Pope Francis Apologizes For 1994 Rwanda Genocide

    Pope Francis today asked for forgiveness for the "sins and failings of the Church and its members" during Rwanda's 1994 genocide. According to The Jerusalem Post, in a meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Francis said he hoped his apology would help promote peace in the African...
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    World Catholic Church May Consider Making Married Men Priests, Says Pope Francis

    Pope Francis has said he is willing to consider ordaining older married men as priests in isolated communities, but has ruled out making celibacy optional to tackle a shortage of clergy. The shortage has prompted calls from some progressives to end the ancient tradition of celibacy for Roman...
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    World Catholic Church May Ordain Married Men - Pope Francis

    Pope Francis has said that the church may consider ordaining married men due to shortage of priests. ''We must think about whether viri probati are a possibility," Francis said referring to older, married men who are already involved in church business. "Then we have to decide what tasks...
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    World Catholics Worldwide Begin 40-Day Lenten Season March 1

    Catholics all over the world will on Wednesday mark the 2017 Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of the 40-day Lenten Season. Msgr. Gabriel Osu, the Director of Social Communications, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos. According to Osu, the...
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    World Six Australian Archbishops Face Probe Over Child Sex Abuse

    Six of Australia’s archbishops will be questioned by the country’s powerful royal commission as part of an investigation into widespread sexual abuse of children in Catholic churches and institutions, the commission announced on Friday. The public hearing will begin in Sydney on Monday as part...
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    Politics Nigeria's Oil Minister Kachikwu Meets Pope Francis [PHOTO]

    Nigeria's Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, on Thursday was received by Pope Francis in Rome this week.
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    World Pope Francis Warns Against Populism - Hitler Was Elected By His People

    Pope Francis has issued a warning against Hitler-like leaders coming to power on wave of populism. Speaking with Spanish newspaper, El Pais as Trump was been sworn in, the Pope said, “Crises provoke fear, alarm. In my opinion, the most common example of European populism is Germany in 1933...
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    World Pope Francis Congratulates President Trump

    Pope Francis has congratulated President Donald Trump on his inauguration. A special message from the Pope to President Trump read, ''Upon your inauguration as the forty-fifth President of the United States of America, ''I offer you my cordial good wishes and the assurance of my prayers...
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    World Anja Loven: Woman Who Saved Nigerian 'Witch-Child' Is 2016 World's Most Inspiring Person

    Remember this child in the photo (below)? - a 2-year old boy who was cast out by his own community in Nigeria for being a witch-child. The boy, now named Hope, was found emaciated and riddled with worms after being forced to live off scraps thrown to him by passersby for eight months. He was...
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    World Pope Francis Encourages Public Breastfeeding

    Pope Francis on Sunday encouraged women attending a ceremony in the Sistine Chapel to breastfeed their children in the church. ''The ceremony is a little long, someone’s crying because he’s hungry. That’s the way it is,” the Pope said. “You mothers, go ahead and breastfeed, without fear...
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    World Christmas Has Been Held Hostage, Needs Freedom – Pope Francis

    Pope Francis said Christmas has been “taken hostage” by dazzling materialism that puts God in the shadows and blinds many to the needs of the hungry, the migrants and the war-weary. The Pope while leading the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics into Christmas for the fourth time since his...
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    Politics Buhari Joins Roman Catholics To Celebrate Pope Francis At 80

    President Muhammadu Buhari has extended warm congratulations to Pope Francis who turns 80 today (Saturday). The President joined the Roman Catholic Church in particular, and Christendom in general, in celebrating this milestone in the life of the Pontiff, who has shown uncommon humility...
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    World Pope Francis Celebrates 80th Birthday, Rejects Early Wishes 'They Bring Bad Luck'

    Pope Francis on Wednesday quipped that people should not send him early birthday wishes because, in his native Argentina, doing so brings bad luck. Francis turns 80 on Saturday for the occasion; the Vatican has opened seven email accounts that can receive birthday messages in Latin, Italian...
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    World Okonjo-Iweala, Other Fortune 500 CEOs Visit Pope Francis

    Nigeria's former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and CEO of Hyatt Hotels Mark Hoplamazian, and CEO of Last Mile Health Raj Panjabi, and other Fortune 500 CEOs visited Pope Francis to discuss globalization and inequality. See Photos from the visit:
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    World Pope Francis Grants Catholic Priests Right to Forgive Abortion

    Pope Francis will allow Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, he announced in a letter released Monday. The letter states: "I wish to restate as firmly as I can that abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life. In the same way, however, I can and must state that...
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    Politics President Buhari Sends Warm Greetings To Pope Francis

    President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the contribution of Pope Francis and the Holy See to global peace, describing it as “active and relentless”. Speaking while receiving Archbishop Augustine Kasujja, Apostolic Nuncio (Ambassador of the Holy See) in a farewell visit at the Presidential...
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    World Pope Francis Warns Against Building Walls

    Pope Francis has kicked against the building of walls ahead of the US Presidential elections. In what seems like an open message to Donald Trump, Republican Presidential Candidate, the Pope while addressing the Third World Meeting of Popular Movements at the Vatican, said tyranny doesn't...